Re: RARA-AVIS: Allan Guthrie's Top 200 Noirs

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 20 Dec 2007

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> This was amazing. Maybe as good as his Get Carter. I've managed to get
> copies of all of his books. Have read this, the three Carters, Billy
> Rags and Boldt. Only the last was not great (not really bad, but far
> from great). Need to get to the other three.

Well done on finding them all. I'm missing Boldt and one of the Carters. Does anyone know of any Ted Lewis interviews? There doesn't seem to be much about him online.

> "Fat City, Leonard Gardner: about third-rate boxers in Stockton, CA. One
> of the best novels I've ever read, regardless of genre."
> Damn, I almost picked this up the other day, but returned it to the
> shelf.

I urge you to go back and get it.


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